Symposium: "Measles in Israel, 2019"

Tiberio Swartz Research Forum on Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity


February 11, 2019 
​EcoBuilding Auditorium, Porter School of Environmental Studies

9:00-9:20

Registration and Refreshments

9:20-9:35

Opening Remarks

Prof. Daniel Cohen, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University & Tiberio Swartz Research Forum on Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity

 

First Session
Chair- Prof. Manfred Green
School of Public Health, University of Haifa

9:35-9:50                  

Introduction - The Role of the National Verification Committee on Measles and Rubella

Prof. Manfred Green, School of Public Health, University of Haifa

9:50-10:35

Measles Elimination/Eradication

Dr. Patrick O’Connor, Team Lead, Accelerated Disease Control (ADC), World Health Organization

10:35-11:10     

Measles in Israel 2018-2019

Dr. Eric Haas, Head of Routine Immunizations, Division of Epidemiology, Israel Ministry of Health

11:10-11:30

Discussion

Moderator-Prof. Manfred Green, School of Public Health, University of Haifa

11:30-12:00

Coffee Break

 

Second Session
Chair- Prof. Ella  Mendelson
Director, Central Virology Laboratory, Sheba Medical Center

12:00-12:15

Jerusalem – Field issues  - Vaccine Resistance

Dr. Chen Zamir-Stein, Jerusalem District Health Officer, Israel Ministry of Health & Hebrew University of Jerusalem

12:15-12:30

Laboratory Issues
Dr. Viki Indenbaum, Head, National Center for Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Central Virology Laboratory, Sheba Medical Centre

12:30-12:45

Seroprevalence of Measles, 2015

Dr. Ravit Bassal, Head, Reference Laboratories Unit, Israel Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

12:45-13:00

Clinical Aspects of Measles

Dr. Yonatan Oster, on behalf of clinical research team, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Medical Centre

13:00-13:45

Lunch

 

Third Session
Chair- Dr. Hagai Levine
Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Hadassah Medical Centre

13:45-14:00

Uptake of MMR Vaccine and Immune Status in Communities with Recurrent Measles Outbreaks

Prof. Khitam Muhsen, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University

14:00-14:15

Tipat Halav Issues

Dr. Lisa Rubin, Head, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Haifa

14:15-14:30

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among the Ultra-Orthodox  [Hebrew]

Dr. Menachem Chaim Brayer, Deputy Medical Director & Head, Jewish Medical Ethics, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Centre

14:30-15:30

Panel Discussion- Measles Elimination in Israel: Lessons Learned from the Current Outbreak

Moderator - Prof. Manfred Green
School of Public Health, University of Haifa

Dr. Patrick O’Connor, Team Lead, Accelerated Disease Control (ADC), World Health Organization

Dr. Emilia Anis, Director, Division of Epidemiology, Israel Ministry of Health & Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Shmuel Rishpon, District Health Officer, Israel Ministry of Health & Chair, Advisory Committee on Infectious Diseases

Prof. Daniel Cohen, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University & Tiberio Swartz Research Forum on Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity

Dr. Eric Haas, Head of Routine Immunizations, Division of Epidemiology, Israel Ministry of Health

Dr. Hagai Levine, Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Hadassah Medical Centre

 

The symposium is free, but please preregister here.

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